5 of the Best Day Trips from Marrakech

BY Stéphane Abtan TIMESeptember 10, 2014 PRINT

While Marrakech itself is an enchanting and beautiful city, beyond its bounds there lie a host of other attractions that visitors would not want to miss out on. From the breath-taking natural wonder of the Ouzoud Falls, to the historic and artistic seafront town of Essaouria, you’ll find lots to discover and enjoy. To whet your appetite for adventure, here are five of the most popular trips around Marrakech that you can enjoy in a day.

Oukaimeden prehistoric rock carvings and surroundings

Prehistoric cave art may not be the first thing that comes to mind with a trip to Morocco, but the prehistoric region of Oukaïmeden in the Atlas Mountains reveals a treasure trove on ancient carvings and artwork. Visitors can head out to the ski resort of Oukaïmeden, where a local museum gives insight into the variety of flora and fauna in the region, as well as more information about the carving themselves.

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But by enlisting the aid of a local guide, you can see the artwork first hand – including animal depictions that date back to the early Bronze Age, and scenes of early humans, considered to be celebratory images marking the rite of passage into adulthood.

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Copyright © 2014 by A Luxury Travel Blog. This article was written by Stéphane Abtan and originally published at A Luxury Travel Blog

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